Welcome to the website of the Cleft Palate and Lip Society of Western Australia (CleftPALS WA)

CleftPALS WA is a voluntary support group consisting of parents of cleft children, cleft affected adults and professionals who care for cleft conditions.  Our motto is 'the sharing helps'.  We understand the difficulties, heartache and sometimes the shock that comes with having a child with a cleft and therefore are keen to help you as best we can.  This website seeks to compliment the work we do and aims to support those regional families who don’t always have the opportunity to come to a morning tea or visit a contact parent to ask for advice.

It is not, however, a medical website and we would strongly advise that should you have any concerns about your child you consult your family GP or contact the Cleft Lip and Palate Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) for advice.

We are volunteers, not medical professionals. Information on this site is not a substitute for professional advice and no responsibility is accepted by CleftPALS.